Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2019 Festival, with 82,000 attendances it was our biggest yet!
Join us again 12-17 May 2020 for our 20th Festival, when we bring the world to Auckland to celebrate books, conversation and ideas.
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Auckland Writers Festival Continues Its Record-Breaking RunPeople of all ages flocked to the 2019 Auckland Writers Festival this week, which broke its previous attendance record with more than 82,000 seats filled across seven days of tremendous conversations, inspiring performances and theatres filled with laughter at venues throughout the city’s centre. Read more ›
‘Urgently Relevant’ Novel Wins Country’s Richest Literary AwardDame Fiona Kidman has won this year’s $53,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her novel, This Mortal Boy, a work described by the judges as ‘moving, memorable, authentic and urgently relevant to our times.’ Read more ›
An Evening with Arundhati RoyAnnouncing a special event with internationally acclaimed Indian writer Arundhati Roy on Wednesday 17 July. Read more ›